Richard, Busy Hands: Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War Effort (New York: Fordham University Press, 2003). This book can be best described as showing the influence female nurses had in the Civil War. It is noted that the bond the female nurses made with the male soldiers helped them on their way to recovery. The familial atmosphere that the nurses provided gave the soldiers a boost in mental and physical health. The book really shows how the compassion of the nurses went a long way.
Willingly, she helped distribute supplies to France and Germany. Besides all her responsibilities, she desired to establish the Red Cross in America. When she returned home, she received an iron cross merit. Speaking to congress, she successfully persuaded them and in 1881 National Security organized the Red Cross. In a nutshell, Clara is credited as founder of the Red Cross.
Crumpler became a nurse, a profession that did not require formal education in that time, and cared for patients in Massachusetts for eight years. She was eventually admitted to the New England Female Medical college in 1860, and graduated in 1864. She was the first and only African American to graduate the school due to it closing in 1873. Crumpler practiced medicine in Boston until the end of the Civil War, after which she chose to move to Richmond, Virginia. Virginia was where she believed she would be able to help more people and learn more about the diseases that afflicted women and children.
Southern Lady, Yankee Spy is a riveting historical account of a Richmond-born aristocratic matriarch, Elizabeth Van Lew, who risked it all for her beloved country. Elizabeth R. Veron writes with the confidence of a true maestro, the fruits of a labor which undoubtedly included countless hours devoted to compiling the treasure trove of historical accuracy this novel rightfully boasts. Veron accounts with painstaking detail how Van Lew transformed then contemporary stereotypes of women into an Achilles Heel for the Confederacy through her crucial contributions as a Union spy. Southern Lady, Yankee Spy has a title which thoroughly resonates throughout the book, aptly surmising how Van Lew led a double life throughout the course of the war.
Tubman emerged as a leader because she used her differences as an advantage. The first difference was she has already escaped slavery. An example that shows this is, " Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820 and successfully escaped in 1849," (Petry 1). This difference allowed Harriet to emerge as a leader because she knows the routes to get to the North and what not to do to avoid getting caught. The second difference betweeen Tubman and her followers was the level of commitement.
Freedom. Throughout her life, Harriet Tubman was a slave, nurse, spy, and a crucial aspect of the Underground Railroad. Helping to get people out of slavery and into freedom, Tubman changed the lives of many people. Before her tragic death in March of 1913, Harriet spent her later years supporting the poor individuals who were once slaves. Her great actions as an individual and charismatic qualities are what separated her and made her stand out.
They also supported male agents who spoke for the cause, distributed tracts, invited lectures to address them on the evils of slavery, and embarked on charitable works among local blacks--’visiting’ black areas and opening black schools” (Woloch, 185). Women played a crucial role in the abolitionist movement and in doing so were empowered with the skills for running a movement. They had to learn “to reason and to argue, to appeal to the mind as well as to the heart and emotions” (Jeffrey, p 7). Eventually the efforts of local societies were joined to create an Antislavery Society of American Women. In 1837, 71 delegates held their first convention, issuing publications and resolutions, forming executive
Jesha C. Lor Raney Civ II- Research Paper 4/22/16 Roles of African American Women during the Abolitionist Movement Many are well aware of the historical movement the, Abolitionist Movement but, are they aware of the women that were involved? When the abolitionist movement started, its goal was to immediately emancipate all slaves and the end racial discrimination and segregation in the north and south.
Mama promised the quilt to Maggie. Mama wanted to ensure the family treasure would be used for everyday purposes and not put on display. Mama’s beliefs and decisions in the story were compelling and added to the complexity of the relationships between the characters. Mama, Maggie and Dee wanted to preserve the family heritage, but in different
The Civil War opened up the field of nursing to women, breaking down yet another barrier of the strict gender roles placed on women during the nineteenth century. Women from both the North and the South joined the Civil War as both nurses and “matrons”. The comparison of the way Faust presents Northern and Southern women in the book Mothers of Inventions, lends insight on the similarities and differences between Union and Confederate nurses. According to Faust, Florence Nightingale influenced both Northern and Southern women decision to join nursing during the Civil War (pg 92).
Goldsborough if she agreed to organize a school for the children on St. Simon’s Island. Baker accepted the offer and became the first black teacher to openly instruct African American students in Georgia. By day she taught children and at night she instructed adults. Baker met and married her first husband, Edward King, a black non-commissioned officer in the Union Army, while teaching at St. Simon Island.” “For the next three years, Susie Baker King traveled with her husband’s regiment, working as a laundress while teaching black Union soldiers how to read and write during their off-duty hours.
Harriet Tubman - Harriet Tubman was a leader on the underground railroad. She helped hundreds of slaves reach freedom. She was very good at this because she went back to the south over 19 times to help save slaves, Harriet also new the land very well. Tubman was also a scout, and a spy for the union army in the civil war. Tubman was never in a battle but fought for freedom her whole life.
When people hear the name Harriet Tubman, people usually think about the Underground Railroad but, many people don’t know much about her other great achievements. In about 1822 Dorchester County, Maryland, Harriet Tubman was born into slavery with the name Araminta Ross. In 1844, Araminta married a free black man named John Tubman. Her status remained as a slave but, she was able to change her name; she took her mother’s first name, and her husband’s last name. When Harriet’s master died in 1849, she decided run on her own.
Harriet Tubman is a larger than life icon and an American hero. Harriet was born into a family of eleven children who were born into slavery. Benjamin Ross and Harriet Greene were her parents, and lived on a plantation in Dorchester County, Maryland. Harriet was put to work by the age of five, and served as a maid and children’s nurse. At the age of six Araminta was taken from her parents to live with James Cook, whose wife was a weaver, to learn the skills of weaving.